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you will all be relieved to know that i am going to stick with bracken

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tinkisinthe3rdtrimester Sat 25-Oct-08 16:06:51

i love the name bracken wanted something as unusual as dd1s

probably go for bracken hope willow

MrsGhost Sat 25-Oct-08 21:06:00

My parents had a dog named Bracken, he was a lovely sheepdog, all was well until my brothers and his wife named their new twin daughters Fern-Rose and Meadow, it made for unusual times walking down the road, come here Fern-Rose, Meadow, Bracken. smile

MrsGhost Sat 25-Oct-08 21:06:40

Oh and Bracken was a boy. And the best dog anyone could wish for.

southeastalien Sat 25-Oct-08 21:06:57

bracken is a rabbit on cbbc

bracken is horrible all spikey

Dioriffic Sat 25-Oct-08 21:07:38

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TheodoresMummy Sat 25-Oct-08 21:14:17

I like it tinki smile (not that it matters what anyone but you and your DH thinks).

Love Hope and Willow too...

Beauregard Sat 25-Oct-08 21:14:46

ooh i like it

ilovemyflipflops Sun 26-Oct-08 10:05:28

I think it's a lovely name, i say go for it and sod what anyone else thinks grin

Miyazaki Sun 26-Oct-08 10:07:53

glad to hear it.

2point4kids Sun 26-Oct-08 10:10:23

Good for you smile

DippyDora Sun 26-Oct-08 10:12:21

Agree with southeast that the image of bracken is spikey and prickly

screamscreamstagger Sun 26-Oct-08 10:19:56

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nappyaddict Sun 26-Oct-08 10:20:02

Not keen personally I like "proper" names iyswim. Also wouldn't team it with Willow - too much nature going on in one name.

What about Aspen?

CorpseBrideOfJohnCusack Sun 26-Oct-08 10:25:02

how is it not unusual? <confused>

ForeverOptimistic Sun 26-Oct-08 10:29:44

I would go for Willow and have Bracken as a middle name. Willow is pretty (although not my cup of tea) whereas Bracken sounds harsh and a bit daft.

FimboGotAxed Sun 26-Oct-08 10:32:45

Have I got you mixed up?

Were you not going with Scarlett Sienna Hope?

Or have I got the wrong Tink?

filthymindedSixSixSixen Sun 26-Oct-08 10:34:39

I quite like it, but I am a nature-lovin' hippy. Agree though, bit spiky?
If I had had dds, they would have been Willow and Rowan.

MamaG Sun 26-Oct-08 10:35:24

I always think you should go for whatever name you like. I'm very traditional and would never put my choice of name on this section, to be ripped to shreds by the nest of vipers!! I'd get "how boring" etc grin

If you like it, go for it. If you're unsure, then do ask opinions

MrsWeasleyIsTheCrazyHatLady Sun 26-Oct-08 10:36:20

Bracken was the name of a little baby on a day time TV programme. I only saw it once whilst off work with a poorly child and the name stuck with me!
Can't actually remember anything else about the programme. smile

DippyDora Sun 26-Oct-08 10:36:37

Love Willow though

Liffey Sun 26-Oct-08 11:12:57

Bracken is so predictably middle-class. Every family in their 3 bedroomed victorian semi on a tree-lined avenue has a Bracken and a Willow these days, being pushed along to babysignlanguage or Monday Music in a phil&teds. I'm so sick of children being called Bracken, why does nobody choose something a bit different, like Hazel, Polly or Dulcie for heaven's sake?

serenity Sun 26-Oct-08 11:20:53

It was Doctor George's baby's name on Doctors (if that helps) smile

BabyBaby123 Sun 26-Oct-08 11:26:58

do you really think it's middle class Liffey?? I think if anything it's more chavvy (sorry!) There is really horrible, drunk woman on my street who insists on screaming BRACKEN at the top of her lungs.

Don't particularly like Willow but it's much softer and prettier sounding or even Hope is better!

Together they sound like you've tried too hard - and got it wrong. Sorry.

Liffey Sun 26-Oct-08 12:10:20

Hee hee, I was trying a bit of reverse psychology!

I agree, it's screamingly chav.

Nancy66 Sun 26-Oct-08 12:37:43

It really smacks of trying too hard.
Hope is the nicest of your three names the other two are a bit 'pole dancer'

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